First Responders Team Up with Students to Fight Disease

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Fayetteville firefighters helped University of Arkansas students raise money for a good cause on Tuesday.

The on-campus group, Muscular Dystrophy Fighters, used the firefighter’s long-standing “Fill The Boot” campaign to raise funds for children living with muscular dystrophy.

The students collected $150 in three hours standing in front of the student union. For one of the event organizers, the cause is dear to her heart, her brother was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.

 “What this means for them is hope as the holiday seasons come up. But it also means that they could potentially get research and new ideas for cures and things like that,” said President of Muscular Dystrophy Fighters, Julienne Daniel.

The group said it’s grateful the Fayetteville Fire Department joined them in the fight against muscular dystrophy.
 

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